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Release Date: November 11th, 1992

DVD Release Date: March 30th, 1999

R|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
After soap opera actress May-Alice Culhane (Mary McDonnell) has a car accident, she is paralyzed and forced into a wheelchair. She retreats to her family's vacant home in Louisiana and indulges in alcohol and self-pity. When nursing aides come to help, May-Alice unleashes her anger, prompting each to quit. Chantelle (Alfre Woodard), a nurse who desperately needs the job, arrives determined to change May-Alice's outlook. As the two women become friends, they help each other cope with challenges.

Cast: Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, David Strathairn, Vondie Curtis Hall, Nora Dunn, Sheila Kelley, Angela Bassett, Leo Burmester

Director: John Sayles

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax

Keywords: Rise, Transformation, New York City, Emotional, Friend, Daughter, Friendship, 1990s

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture